Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Small research groups tend to beat large collaborations when it comes to producing innovative projects and breakthrough discoveries.
Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science
Bigger Is Not Always Better for Team Science

Small research groups tend to beat large collaborations when it comes to producing innovative projects and breakthrough discoveries.

Small research groups tend to beat large collaborations when it comes to producing innovative projects and breakthrough discoveries.

collective behavior
Image of the Day: Fossilized Motion
Image of the Day: Fossilized Motion
Chia-Yi Hou | May 29, 2019
A fossil of a school of fish from the Eocene appears to represent coordinated collective movement.
Image of the Day: Circularity
Image of the Day: Circularity
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 15, 2018
A marine flatworm swarms in a circular fashion off the coast of Guernsey.
How Ants Make Collective DecisionsHow Ants Make Collective Decisions
How Ants Make Collective Decisions
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 1, 2018
Transport of food sways between two modes.
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Infected Ants Chemically Attract Workers to Destroy Them
Jim Daley | Apr 1, 2018
Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.
Inventing Teamwork
Inventing Teamwork
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
What can social networks among hunter-gatherers in Tanzania teach us about how cooperation evolved in human populations?
Roach Conformity
Roach Conformity
Jenny Rood | Feb 4, 2015
Individual cockroaches can be shy or bold, but they alter their behavior to fit in with a group, a study shows.
Keeping Track
Keeping Track
Daniel Cossins | Oct 1, 2014
New software that can trace the individual paths of every animal in a massive swarm could help biologists unravel the secrets of collective behavior.
Collective Robot Behavior
Collective Robot Behavior
Jef Akst | Aug 18, 2014
A swarm of more than 1,000 small, puck-shaped robots can assemble into diverse patterns.
Send in the Bots
Send in the Bots
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2013
Animal robots have become a unique tool for studying the behavior of their flesh-and-blood counterparts.